Free Online Conference Just for Catholic Moms A brand new experience for moms is coming March 6 – 9 that is designed to meet their needs and daily demands. Catholic Conference 4 Moms will be hosting an online conference entirely for free! Diocese of St. Augustine The Catholic Church of North Florida Collection for Special Mission Areas including Florida and Latin America Week of the Collection This weekend (July 7-8), we will take up the Collection for Special Mission areas including Florida and the Church in Latin America. For many in Latin America and Caribbean, rural terrain and a lack of ministers are obstacles to practicing their faith. Your support to the collection provides lay leadership training, […] Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter Monthly Meeting The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its monthly meeting on Saturday, July 14 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium (located at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204) from 10:00 a.m. to noon. All those interested (including poets, fiction and non-fiction, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors, illustrators, etc.) are invited. Refreshments […] Ministry Formation Program Celebrates 25 Years! In October, 1990, the Most Rev. Bishop John J. Snyder established a committee to assist him in the development of a comprehensive Ministry Formation Program (MFP) to assist in the formation of lay leaders for the diocese. This committee reviewed similar programs and spoke with various leadership groups in the diocese including the Family Life […] Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Please print and recite prayer for the remainder of the month of June, for the intentions of our shepherd, Bishop Felipe Estévez and the needs of the Diocese of St. Augustine) Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy Christ, have mercy Christ, have mercy Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy God our Father in heaven have […] World Refugee Day 2018 The Jacksonville Area Refugee Task Force – the group that helps refugees to settle, integrate, and prosper – invites the community to participate in the commemoration of “World Refugee Day 2018” on Friday, June 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, 1435 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville. One of the goals of our […] Volcano in Guatemala erupts, affecting 1.7 million people Volcán Fuego – translated as volcano of fire – the most active volcano in Central America erupted about 27 miles from Guatemala City on Sunday, June 3, and has claimed the lives of at least 69 residents but the death toll continues to rise. Catholic Relief Services is working closely with government and local responders […] High School Young Men’s Annual Retreat: “Ironmen” All young men in grades 9-12 are invited to our annual Men’s Retreat, August 11-12 at North Florida Christian Camp. Our theme this year is “Ironmen” (“As iron sharpers iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17). There are plenty of fun filled outdoor activities planned as well as faith filled talks. It will be […] Celebrating the graduates of the Class of 2018 This week is bittersweet as our Catholic high schools bid farewell to the graduating class of 2018. As we celebrate the accomplishments of all our students, we would like to shine the spotlight on the students who have served as models of academic excellence and have earned the honor of being named the valedictorians of […] Local Students named finalists in Crayola National Art Exhibition Eleven students at Palmer Catholic Academy in Ponte Vedra Beach were recently named finalists in Crayola’s national 2017-2018 “Art Energizes STEAM” Art Expo. This year, Crayola’s national art exhibition was an opportunity for students to weave the artistic processes: create, present, respond and connect into STEAM projects with writing to enrich their cross-curricular experiences. STEAM […] Still Recovering from Hurricane Irma? Relief is on the way There will be 20 volunteers from the World Renew organization coming to Jacksonville, arriving May 21. From the 22nd through the 2nd of June they will be canvasing neighborhoods still recovering from Hurricane Irma to do what is called a “needs assessment.” Their efforts will include hosting two walk-in centers at the locations noted in the […] Click Here to view News from the Diocese of St. Augustine.